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Science Curriculum


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"Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going." (Nichelle Nichols)



We recognise the importance of a high-quality science education, from Early Years to Key Stage 2, that provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena, to question and find out more about the world around them, and to recognise the power of rational explanation as they use their scientific understanding to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


By the time our children leave us at the end of Key Stage 2, the Chalklands Science Curriculum ensures they:


● have scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding across the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science

● understand the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiry

● have the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

● have a broadened understanding of the world around them and how/why certain processes take place

● are inquisitive, and motivated by an instilled sense of awe and wonder about the world around them, eager to learn more about it

● are able to work scientifically, using the 5 enquiry skills, with confidence, in different contexts, and as a driving force for future science learning, enabling them to gain an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science

● learn, think, read, write and speak like scientists

● have an understanding of key scientists throughout history and how their observations have influenced our understanding of the world today

● have had enriching science experiences through workshops and trips to develop a love of science.  





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Links to pupil resources:

The Natural History Museum



Science Reporter



Links to parent resources:

JumpStart Science Activities  

ExperRimental Science activities

Science 4 Families





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